Living Off-Grid With Solar

Brad Burkhartzmeyer - Sun's Eye Solar Power
Workshop Level: Beginner
Brad is vice president of the non-profit energy education group Northwest Solar Group in the Puget Sound region. Brad trains installers and teaches classes for community groups wishing to know more about solar possibilities for their own homes.

Workshop Description

Do you need power in a remote location? Solar panels can provide all of your power needs for locations far from power lines. In this talk, you will learn what you need to know to have power even though you are off the grid. How do you store the sun-generated electricity to use at night when the sun is not shining? What can you expect from solar panels given the level of sunshine we have in the Pacific Northwest? Learn about small portable solar lighting systems for camping as well as full-scale, home-size systems.

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Speaker Bio

Brad Burkhartzmeyer has been an electrical contractor since 1993 and has been installing solar power systems since 2003. He is a North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP) Certified Photovoltaic Installer as well as a Master Solar Trainer. He is an international project manager for solar projects. He also trains solar technicians through Solar Energy International (SEI) all across the United States and around the world.